RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION WITHIN TRADITION
GRIVEL is the industry leading manufacturer of mountaineering equipment. Since 1818, GRIVEL continues to raise
the bar in product design and performance with their cutting-edge ice axes, crampons, and other climbing
Headquartered at the foot of Mount Blanc in Courmayeur, Italy, GRIVEL designs, produces, and tests their gear
through the use of solar energy. With enough solar panels to cover an entire football field, GRIVEL uses their
75,300 square foot roof atop their factory to harness the energy of the sun to make the world's most reliable
mountaineering gear. Every year, GRIVEL saves 1,000 barrels of oil. Each day, GRIVEL saves the planet's air from
1,500 lbs. of CO2 gases--the equivalent of a car traveling 3,000 miles. Why has GRIVEL chosen solar energy? To
avoid burning non-renewable energy sources, to help save the environment, to leave our children with a better
world, to lower the cost of energy and remain competitive in the global markets, to be an example to other
manufacturers, to provide the world with products that respect the environment. Because respecting the
environment should be the number one priority for outdoor industry members.
GRIVEL equipment is made in Italy and by the sun.
Based at the foot of Mont Blanc it is essential for us to respect the environment. This comes through the use of
Renewable Energy for production, and a constant search for environmentally-friendly technologies and recycled